Visual Detection/Counter-Measure of IED's

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Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are used by terrorists worldwide. These crude but effective explosive devices are easy to assemble, inexpensive and produce devastating results. Foreign and domestic terrorists have effectively employed these devices to undertake stand-off attacks as opposed to use of conventional weapons. Such use results in heightened public relations benefit while enabling anonymity. Low cost and easy access to materials used to configure IEDs along with rapid communication/training via the internet enables ongoing use of stand-off weapon systems in absence of better C-IED capability and technologies.

The instant invention comprises conventional COTS along with improved visual detection/analysis capability enabling early detection of IED locations and depth. This is accomplished utilizing tenets suggested by JIEDDO/PerSEAS, however heretofore not reduced to practice. Utilizing readily available and inexpensive COTS along with a trade-secretive process(es) it is now possible to precisely identify location of IED's which are generally concealed by burying the device underground. With enhanced, remote seismic, GPR, UAV's and GEOS satellite imaging, along with next-generation photographic resolution enhancement algorithms it is now possible to identify and subsequently countermeasure this class of explosive ordnance.


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  • Name:
    Joseph Resnick
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    Dr. Richard Archer
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